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Our groundwater area is considered the largest replenished coastal aquifer in Australia and it is the purpose of LBW to manage the groundwater system under our control in an environmentally and economically sustainable way, recognising that the economic viability of industry dependent on the resource is the essential foundation of sustainable environmental management. Recognising also that the system under our control is a modified environment, the management focus being on the development of a sustainable new balance of modified and pristine values.

Announced Water Allocation Entitlements from Sunwater are now set at 100%. Lower Burdekin Water Open Water Entitlements have been lifted from 80% to 100%, to be effective for February usage forward. LBW is also allowing growers to access Excess Water if required. Further details on Excess Water can be found in our Schedule of Rates & Charges 2015/2016

NORTHERN DIVISION – CURRENT TOTAL ALLOCATION 2015/2016 = 156,000ML (100% of 156,000ML)

MonthWater Allocation Pumped
Open Water PumpedRecharge/Losses*
TOTAL111,418ML71.42%68,591ML61.56%42,827ML38.44%
July6,356ML4.07%3,555ML55.93%2,801ML44.07%
August7,779ML4.99%4,112ML52.86%3,667ML47.14%
September9,685ML6.21%5,666ML58.50%4,019ML41.50%
October13,414ML8.60%8,467ML63.12%4,947ML36.88%
November15,968ML10.24%11,120ML69.64%4,848ML30.36%
December18,164ML11.64%11,043ML60.80%7,121ML39.20%
January17,297ML11.09%12,062ML69.74%5,235ML30.26%
February & March22,755ML14.59%12,566ML55.22%10,189ML44.78%

* Recharge/Losses include groundwater recharge and evaporation

 

SOUTHERN DIVISION – CURRENT TOTAL ALLOCATION 2015/2016 = 99,000ML (100% of 99,000ML)

MonthWater Allocation Pumped
Open Water PumpedRecharge/Losses*
Total65,672ML66.34%40,324ML61.40%25,348ML38.60%
July4,836ML4.88%1,833ML37.90%3,003ML62.10%
August4,618ML4.66%2,269ML49.13%2,349ML50.87%
September6,020ML6.08%3,127ML51.94%2,893ML48.06%
October7,955ML8.04% 4,858ML61.07%3,097ML38.93%
November10,035ML10.14%6,782ML67.58%3,253ML32.42%
December10,239ML10.34%6,947ML67.85%3,292ML32.15%
January7,808ML7.89%5,194ML66.52%2,614ML33.48%
February9,421ML9.52%5,749ML61.02%3,672ML38.98%
March4,740ML4.79%3,565ML75.21%1,175ML24.79%

* Recharge/Losses include groundwater recharge and evaporation